What Is Leafmold? - Knowledgebase Question

Taberg, NY
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Question by ebddjc
October 29, 1999
I keep reading about adding leafmold to the soil. What is it? I live in an area surrounded by trees, so the leaf supply is plentiful and I do shred them and use them. If leafmold is something different than this, I would like to make it. What is the process?

Answer from NGA
October 29, 1999
Leafmold is aged, rotted leaves. Shredding them and keeping them slightly moist speeds up the process, but there isn't really any secret to making it -- pile them up and wait!

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